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AIT ban dangerous to democracy ­–PDP

Posted: Apr 28, 2015 at 2:25 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as unacceptable the Monday’s directive by the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to bar the African Independent Television (AIT) from covering his activities.

The PDP said the suppression of the media under any guise portends danger for the nation’s democracy.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Tuesday said that after carefully studying the defence posited by Buhari’s campaign spokesperson as well as the statement by the APC to cover and mitigate his anti-media posture, the PDP and indeed all lovers of democracy are persuaded that the action was not only unjustifiable, but also unconstitutional and completely against the spirit of liberty and the rule of law in a democracy.

It would be recall that the APC has said that all accredited media, including AIT are free to cover Buhari’s activities.